Bioware, we’re the gods to listen

Bioware has proudly again that the industry, and they themselves especially, need to change. According to them the fans want Day 1 DLC.

So. Bioware ignores what the whole possible customer base says and concentrates either on their own opinion, or towards their own small customer base. Do people want Day 1 DLC? No, people want content to be on the disc that the game should already have. In Mass Effect’s case I have to question who the hell was stupid enough to say Let’s put the real ending into DLC format? Why would have they wanted to remove this from their game? They were selling an incomplete game to a full price, because if the game doesn’t its ending, then it’s incomplete. Nobody buys a book, then buy an extra magazine that has the last chapter of the book.

“In our case, when we look at completion rates for our games, consistently less than half of our players actually finish even once.”

Why should it matter to Bioware if the players finish the game? When you’ve made a sale, you’ve got their money. There’s no reason to follow how your product is used afterwards. If players do not finish the game, then it’s their matter, not the company’s. Is the ego of Bioware so huge that every player has to finish their game on their watch?

What Bioware is essentially doing here is that they’re telling their customers’ what they want. Bioware, you’re the peasant. We, the customers, are the gods. If you want your fields to give food, then worship us. Otherwise we’re going to nothing by harsh sun and sandstorms, ravaging your wineyards and killing your stock. We’re the one’s that have the power to say what we want and what we do not want.

Day 1 DLC, or on-disc DLC, is clearly something that the gods do not want.

DLC has always been publisher and developer friendly, and hostile to customers. I have to ask this once more; what makes you get STEAM or Origin, where you have no power over your games? Why would you screw yourself?

Some time ago I got in a debate with a friend about whether or not it was right that STEAM was in complete control of its users’ games. Ultimately he said that he didn’t care. A PC gamer didn’t care. What have we come to when a PC gamer didn’t care whether or not he could access his games tomorrow?

When customer loses his will to care about the product, shit’s going down and in the good way. It’s a downhill road that moment onwards.

If Bioware fans want the DLC so hard, why not putting it in the game and make it complete? DLC nowadays is completely stupid anyway, they don’t add anything to games, the give parts that should already be there. It’s like a puzzle to which you need to buy the missing parts just because.

I’ve bought DLC once and I regret it.

Right now, the problem is multi-fold and extremely complex.

But, it isn’t. Why are used games sales so high? Because people want to get rid of their games. If they would make games that have higher value to the customer, they would stay on their shelves. And to be honest, the used games sales do not cut their revenues, as the product in question has been already sold. The best way to ensure that people buy your product new is to make it worth the purchase by making it a good damn game.

I ask you this; do you want the game industry to take the turn for the better, or for the worse. If you want it to get better, start voting with your wallet and stop purchasing their products until the industry manages to get their heads for their assess.

 

 

 

See this here? This is an official product right here

This here. This thing right here. This… thing.

THIS IS A FAN GAME LEVEL SHIT.

This is what you call ART. This is people doing shit for the sake of shit, or art for the sake of art. You like it don’t you? All of CREATIVITY, all of this ARTISTIC approach.

It’s a fucking Social RPG.

This shit is on the same level as those sprite comics that flock the Internet. This is what happens when they just don’t care any more. Mega Man, the flagship and unofficial mascot of CAPCOM, is now nothing more than a fucking iPad side project. Why does this game even matter, you ask. Do notice that it is an anniversary project. On a fucking iPad.

Granted, whoever owns CAPCOM nowadays doesn’t give two shits how his company is doing. If you check CAPCOM’s stock values from the last five years, you see that they’ve been falling all the time, and they continue to fall because of shit like this and DMC Devil May Cry. What the fuck’s with the new Devil May Cry name anyway? It’s Devil May Cry Devil May Cry if you want to be accurate about and the developer is idiot enough out his own goddamn face unto Dante’s, but this isn’t DMC post, this is how CAPCOM managed to fuck Mega Man in the ass once more. No, this is about the industry at large as well.

CAPCOM, do you enjoy NOT getting money? Do you enjoy losing money? Are you not happy that I would like to give you money?

Just like Nintendo, CAPCOM doesn’t care any more. They’re doing whatever they want to do; art for the sake of art. And what we have because of that? Bunch of shitty games that do not sell.

Rockman Crossover is nothing short of completely stupid shit that nobody wanted or expected. Just like modern Zelda, the new NSMB for the 3DS or Metroid Other M. This is the same level of incompetent shit that eventually lead into the Second Crash of the video game industry in the 80’s. And you know what? CAPCOM isn’t strong enough to survive the crash, not without arcades. And arcades are dead. Barcades do no count as they do not get new arcade games but old arcade games from eBay and closing stores. CAPCOM isn’t going to see a dime from those profits, unless they start producing CPS-2 boards again.

Y’know what? I’m tired of seeing this shit, I’m tired of bad games. I know you are too.

I’m not a game apologist. Modern games are shit. It’s a big industry allright, but fuck that when the products they sell are not selling. What’s the profit like when your product takes six fucking years to make and takes millions upon millions from your pocket, and then sits in the store shelves for another six years and doesn’t sell. Whenever I got a local store here I see Skyward Sword there, slashed in price and it doesn’t sell. I see six copies of Metroid Prime Trilogy at 55€ and it doesn’t sell. I would’ve bought this if it was just Metroid Prime for Wii. I’m not paying for shit like Prime 2 and 3. I see The Last Story and Xenoblade selling, and so does Pandora’s Tower. Then I see the exact same copy of motherfucking Super Mario Galaxy on the shelf that has been sitting there from Day 1. But there’s no hints of New Super Mario Bros or the collection. They’ve all sold out.

Crash the industry. We’ve got enough good games for now. Let the industry crash and burn for five to fifteen years. It’ll rise from the ashes when people are starting to craft games again for us, not making art for themselves.

Excuse me for now, I think I have something in my eye.